Thread: Video, 'The Second Amendment in the Supreme Court,' The American Constitution Society for Law ...
On March 13, 2008, ACS hosted a press briefing on the Supreme Court case, District of Columbia v. Heller, which concerns the constitutionality of the District of Columbia’s ban on the private possession of handguns. Experts from a variety of perspectives discussed whether the Second Amendment protects only militia-related rights or the rights of private individuals, the appropriate standard for reviewing gun control legislation and the potential legal and policy implications of the first Court decision in this area in 68 years. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral argument on this case on March 18, 2008.
The panel featured:
Introduction (Real Video / Windows Media)
- Carl Bogus, Professor of Law, Roger Williams University School of Law (Real Video / Windows Media)
- Dave Kopel, Research Director, Independence Institute (Real Video / Windows Media)
- John Payton, Director-Counsel and President, NAACP Legal Defense Fund (Real Video / Windows Media)
- Moderator Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate (Real Video / Windows Media)
Discussion (Real Video / Windows Media)
Questions and Answers (Real Video / Windows Media)
Closing (Real Video / Windows Media)